Beach Read by Emily Henry #newreview #feelgoodromance
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
“Original, sparkling bright, and layered with feeling…”—Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game
A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.
Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.
They’re polar opposites.
In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they’re living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer’s block.
Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She’ll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he’ll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.
Abby’s review 4.5 stars (but probably a five for most)
Beach Read was recommended by one of my favorite bloggers and I patiently waited for it to become available from my library’s e-book lending service. The e-book is on the pricey side for me so apps like Overdrive and Libby make the world of expensive e-books well worth the wait. Here’s a pro tip… You can register for library cards online and you can register for different libraries. I have my county library and the one next to me and I had Beach Read on hold at both libraries that way I have a better chance of getting it sooner. Shrugs… a book worm does what a book worm does!
January and Gus knew each other in college and as they are brought back together later in life, they have a lot to overcome. They are both writers. The writer in me was in love with the way Emily Henry spoke about writing. She makes you in love with the process and also makes you laugh at the infamous block. I garnered a different perspective from the way Gus wrote and how he looked at things.
The banter in the book is D.I.V.I.N.E. divine! One of the very best things about this book. It’s smart, cleverly written, and keeps you fully engaged.
I loved the banter and the chemistry that became of it.
This is a slow burn book and the reason this is a 4.5 for me is simply taste. The slow burn, not wanting to be honest about your feelings miscommunication plot is not my favorite. This is why I am saying that it’s probably a 5 for most, just not for me. Not the book, just me.
Anyways. There is something completely special about this book. It’s unique and as much about the romance as it is about being in love with romance.
This is a book I would highly recommend reading!
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